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The nine include former Kisumu County Executive Committee Member for Physical Planning, Roads and Public Works Vincent Kodera/COUNTERSY/FILE

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Court grants 9 former Kisumu county executives Sh20mn in terminal dues

KISUMU, Kenya, Oct 16 – A High Court in Kisumu on Thursday granted nine former Kisumu County Executive Committee Members Sh20 million in terminal dues.

Justice Nduma Nderi ruled that the claimants had proven their claims for the payment of gratuity.

The nine claimants had filed suit on November 14, 2018 claiming payment of liquidated terminal dues and gratuity.

Vincent Kodera, Elizabeth Ominde, George Ongaya, Barack Otieno, Jennifer Kere, Rose Kisia, Johnson Owuor, Rhoda Obadha, and Michael Onyango who worked under former Governor Jack Ranguma’s administration were awarded amounts ranging from Sh1 million to Sh3 million.

Justice Nderi further ruled that Kisia be paid Sh. 1.6 million for four months salary arrears.

Most of the CECMs were sacked mid stream by Ranguma.

Otieno, former Water CECM said he welcomed the ruling but disputed the low rate at the which the court calculated the claims.

“Am happy but the court ought to have used a higher percentage to calculate our claim,” he said.

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